|26 Oct 2006||4:00pm - 8:00pm||Arts Picturehouse and CRASSH|
Separated by a quarter century in the making, the Oscar-nominated Sophie Scholl (2005) and Die Weisse Rose (1982) recount the same events and characters of the anti-nazi student resistance cell, The White Rose (Die Weisse Rose), in Munich 1942.
In the intervening years new evidence and new testimony came to light. Public perceptions in Germany changed radically. Film styles fundamentally altered. One is a young man's film strongly influenced by the student movement of 1968. The other is a work of classical maturity. Which offers more faithful evidence?
CRASSH is delighted to welcome the screenplay writers of the two films, Mario Krebs and Fred Breinersdorfer, who will present their films at the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse. They will discuss their work in conversation with fellow film-maker Gareth Jones of Scenario Films, a sparky, competitive, humourous encounter initiated at Berlin's film academy, the DFFB, inviting criticism and debate from a wide variety of potential standpoints.
The films will be subtitled. The language of the day will be English, with German contributions welcomed and interpreted.
10.30 Introduction of guests, outline of the debate
11.00 Die Weisse Rose
13.00 Lunch break
13.45 Sophie Scholl
16.00 Discussion and debate
18.00 Conversation continues with refreshments
The film screening of Sophie Scholl and Die Weisse Rose is in collaboration with Clare Hall German Celebrations.